Exclusive interview: Hitachi Europe boss explains how company uses AI for IIoT

Exclusive interview with Ram Ramachander, chief commercial officer for social innovation in the EMEA region, Hitachi 

Hitachi is one of the largest companies in the world, employing more than 300,000 people globally and generating revenues of more than $80 billion a year across all its many business units.

Classed as a conglomerate, Hitachi has interests in a huge variety of markets, including, of course, heavy industry.

The areas Hitachi has been particularly interested in lately could be summed up as smart cities and transportation, which the company tends to group under “social infrastructure and industrial systems”.  Continue reading Exclusive interview: Hitachi Europe boss explains how company uses AI for IIoT

Hitachi combines several business units to create $4 billion digital company

Industrial giant Hitachi is best known for making electronics gadgets and heavy machinery. Its annual turnover is just under $17 billion and it employs 335,000 people worldwide. 

But the 107-year-old company is apparently taking a leaf out of its industrial rival General Electric’s book and creating a new digital business.

GE Digital is now one of the world’s top 10 software companies, and its industrial internet of things platform, Predix, has become ubiquitious.  Continue reading Hitachi combines several business units to create $4 billion digital company